World Premiere of William Parker's Spirit Catcher for Four Musicians and Tape (2003) performed at Other Minds 9 at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 2003.
William Parker, double reeds, dilruba, sentir (a Moroccan bass); Oluyemi Thomas, c melody saxophone, bass clarinet, double reeds; Doctor E. Pelikan-Chalto, recorders, whistles and flutes; Barbara Sandidge, flugelhorn
Spirit Catcher (2002) Spirit Catcher, for four musicians and tape, combines free improvisation with spoken word and pre-recorded sounds. Among Parkers instruments for this piece is the dilruba, an Indian bowed instrument with four metal strings and 24 sympathetic strings, frets like a sitars, and a bridge running over a goat skin; and the sentir, or Moroccan bass, along with several double reed instruments.
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